Plant Care Cyrtomium falcatum

Cyrtomium falcatum

About Cyrtomium falcatum

Cyrtomium falcatum is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Cyrtomium falcatum likes soil that is well draining.


Cyrtomium falcata

Also known as

House holly-fern and Japanese holly fern

How to care for Cyrtomium falcatum


How often to water your Cyrtomium falcatum

Water needs for Cyrtomium falcatum
0.5 cups
every 9

Cyrtomium falcatum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cyrtomium falcatum

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Cyrtomium falcatum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cyrtomium falcatum: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cyrtomium falcatum may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Cyrtomium falcatum

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cyrtomium falcatum: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cyrtomium falcatum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Cyrtomium falcatum

Cyrtomium falcatum

Cyrtomium falcatum

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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